To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of elements, UK-based testing and research company Glass Technology Services has developed a glass-specific periodic table of elements. The new periodic table highlights the elements commonly used in glass manufacturing, while a graphical legend indicates the role that these elements take in the glass manufacturing process.

These include elements used as network formers, flux agents, optical modifiers, refining agents, stabilizers, colorants and those found within refractory materials commonly used in glass making.

“To celebrate our new branding, we wanted to create something unique, memorable and useful for our customers throughout the glass industry,” says operations director Gareth Jones. “These new glass maker’s periodic tables are the first of their kind and we hope clients will find them useful for years to come.”

This new periodic table, focusing on glass elements, will serve both novice and experienced professionals alike, while assisting those new to the industry in learning about glass composition, refining and troubleshooting, according to the company.

The United Nations designated 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table to recognize “one of the most significant achievements in science.”


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  1. Search YouTube for “The Elements in Six Dimensions”

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